Review on Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar

In 2006, Max and Susan Fischer ventured into town and opened a bright new venture next to the local church. Rowley's puts on a groovy, contemporary face with vibrant colour schemes and equally eye-catching displays of original work from local artist Hazel Lale.

Impeccably sourced local produce is one of the kitchen's trademarks and the same commitment goes into the food served here. Char-grilled steaks from traditionally reared Peak District beef are star turns, but the menu also takes in gammon and chicory salad with sweet mustard dressing, loin of venison with bubble 'n' squeak cake, roast chestnuts and game sauce, and tenderloin of pork with apple fondant, red cabbage and a braised pig's cheek dumpling. Seafood also features (monkfish with spiced vegetable tagine and coriander dressing, for example), while desserts are crowd-pleasers like jam roly-poly, treacle tart and warm chocolate fondant.

It's also worth checking out the great-value set lunch offers and the nifty list of keenly priced wines. Rowley's stone-flagged bar is open for drinks throughout the day, and it sports an open-air, south-facing terrace with fine views of the church.

Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Modern European


Rupert Rowley

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm Tue-Fri (12.00 - 3.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Fri (6.00 - 9.30pm Sat)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties


Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar
Church Lane
DE45 1RY

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